XX Corps - WWII

Thru hell and high water

XX Corps - Brief History


A brief history of XX Corps:
10 October 1943 - Constituted
01 August 1944 - Became part of the 3rd Army in France
10 August 1944 - Secured the bridgehead at Le Mans and liberated Angers
15 – 19 August 1944 - Five-day battle for Chartres
23 August 1944 - Seized a bridgehead over the Aunay River and liberated Fontainebleau
27 August 1944 - Liberated Chateau-Thierry and captured a bridgehead across the Marne River
29 August 1944 - Liberation of Reims
31 August 1944 - Liberation of Verdun and seizure of a bridgehead over the Meuse River
10 September 1944 - Bridgehead established in Arnaville
12 September 1944 - U.S. 90th Infantry Division cleared Thionville
16 September 1944 - Elements of the 7th Armored Division broke out of the Arnaville bridgehead and advanced toward the river Seille
20 September 1944 - Captured Pournoy-la-Cheive, also the 7th Armored Division left the corps and was replaced by the 6th Armored Division
24 September 1944 - Corps goes into defensive positions due to lack of supplies
02 - 30 October 1944 - Reaching the outskirts of Maizieres-les-Metz finally taken on 30 October
Battle Credits: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe campaigns
01 March 1946 - Deactivated in Germany
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Brief History
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Thru Hell and High Water
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XX Corps - Photos

Thionville
Thionville
Thionville
Thionville
Headquarters at Thionville
Headquarters at Thionville
Thionville
Thionville
The Siegfried Line
The Siegfried Line
Thionville
Thionville
Thionville, Christmas tree
Thionville, Christmas tree
Found in the houses in Thionville: Comrades
Found in the houses in Thionville: Comrades
Found in the houses in Thionville: Centurys will Go,
But one will stand forever,
The Face of a German Front Line Soldier
Found in the houses in Thionville: Centurys will G...
Thionville
Thionville
Pillbox on the Moselle River
Pillbox on the Moselle River
Thionville
Thionville
Thionville
Thionville
Damage in Thionville
Damage in Thionville
Damage in Thionville, truck hauling prisoners
Damage in Thionville, truck hauling prisoners
Near Talkenberg
Near Talkenberg
Chow line showing the carriage house that we used as a mess hall
Chow line showing the carriage house that we used ...
Moving from Thionville to Saarburg
Moving from Thionville to Saarburg
St. Wendel
St. Wendel
Roland and his cute little French girl.  Taken at the motor pool in Conflans.
Roland and his cute little French girl. Taken at ...
Les Invalides
Les Invalides
First bivouac in France
First bivouac in France
Coming up the path from the main gate to the house
Coming up the path from the main gate to the house
First Coke in a long time..
First Coke in a long time..
Outside of stables
Outside of stables
Bridge leading from main gate to the house
Bridge leading from main gate to the house
Thathced roof house in Sutton Burger
Thathced roof house in Sutton Burger
Near first bivouac area
Near first bivouac area
Chateau at St. Ferte Bernard
Chateau at St. Ferte Bernard
The Hungarian Army surrendering
The Hungarian Army surrendering
The Hungarian Army surrendering
The Hungarian Army surrendering
La Haye-du-Puits
La Haye-du-Puits
Metz
Metz
Metz - A fountain and a road showing some of the results of the fighting
Metz - A fountain and a road showing some of the r...
Rhine River valley
Rhine River valley
In Metz, wishful thinking
In Metz, wishful thinking
Metz
Metz
The Division Colors on full display in Metz
The Division Colors on full display in Metz
Verdun
Verdun
St Jean de Lige showing the villiage and the school.  Taken from the road to the motor pool.
St Jean de Lige showing the villiage and the schoo...
Metz
Metz
Verdun - Monument to the men of the first world war.
Verdun - Monument to the men of the first world wa...
St. Jean de Lige at one end of town.
St. Jean de Lige at one end of town.
Conflans
Conflans
Verdun
Verdun
Shakespeare Statue, Park an der Ilm, Weimar, Germany
Shakespeare Statue, Park an der Ilm, Weimar, Germa...
St Jean de Lige
St Jean de Lige
St Jean de Lige showing the river and the public wash house
St Jean de Lige showing the river and the public w...
The schoolhouse where the outfit was quartered at Jean de Lige
The schoolhouse where the outfit was quartered at ...
Conflans and the roofless building we lived in
Conflans and the roofless building we lived in
Moving to Saarburg
Moving to Saarburg
Castle at Pommersfelden (front view)
Castle at Pommersfelden (front view)
Castle at Pommersfelden (rear view)
Castle at Pommersfelden (rear view)
Weimar - Geneva Red Cross trucks (all white)
Weimar - Geneva Red Cross trucks (all white)
Crossed into Austria at Landauer
Crossed into Austria at Landauer
Saarlautern
Saarlautern
St. Wendel
St. Wendel
Alsteid
Alsteid
Saarlautern
Saarlautern
Tank trap and victim
Tank trap and victim
Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden
Mainz
Mainz
Main entrance to estate and caretaker's lodge
Main entrance to estate and caretaker's lodge
Kaiserlantern German prisoners
Kaiserlantern German prisoners
Kaiserlantern
Kaiserlantern
Alsfeld Notice the figures on the corner of the building
Alsfeld Notice the figures on the corner of the bu...
Wiesbaden Our quarters
Wiesbaden Our quarters
Falkenberg Our quarters
Falkenberg Our quarters
Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden
Seine where we crossed at Fountainbleu
Seine where we crossed at Fountainbleu
Epernay still in ruins from WWI
Epernay still in ruins from WWI
Ruins of Caen, France
Ruins of Caen, France
Ruins of Caen, France
Ruins of Caen, France
Saarburg our first quarters in Germany
Saarburg our first quarters in Germany
Conflans and the roofless building we lived in there
Conflans and the roofless building we lived in the...
Saarburg
Saarburg
Our first long move, Coutances Cathedral can be seen in the distance
Our first long move, Coutances Cathedral can be se...
Tner
Tner
The famous Roman Arches at Tner
The famous Roman Arches at Tner
Saarburg
Saarburg
S/SGT Alex Arunski
S/SGT Alex Arunski
Tner
Tner
Saarburg
Saarburg
Harvey Jones (Tenn)
Harvey Jones (Tenn)
SGT Nurenberg
SGT Nurenberg
Tner
Tner
Marnheim
Marnheim
Olin Simpson (ID)
Olin Simpson (ID)
Dick Fryant
Dick Fryant
First Bivouac in France, Bill Scheld at the extreme right
First Bivouac in France, Bill Scheld at the extrem...
Taken at Donamarie while Simpson was driver.
Taken at Donamarie while Simpson was driver.
SGT Luke
SGT Luke
Simpson and Rossi
Simpson and Rossi
Dave Burnham (Miss)
Dave Burnham (Miss)
1st SGT Put
1st SGT Put
Daigle at Saarburg
Daigle at Saarburg
Standing on a bust of Hitler in Thionville
Standing on a bust of Hitler in Thionville
Kaiserlantern
Kaiserlantern
Corporals Scheld, Crist, unknown and Rogers
Corporals Scheld, Crist, unknown and Rogers
Piece of shrapnel from a shell fired from the 'ghost' railroad gun.
Piece of shrapnel from a shell fired from the 'gho...
In England just before shipping out for France
In England just before shipping out for France
Taken at the motor pool in Conflans
Taken at the motor pool in Conflans
Captain Javorski
Captain Javorski
LT Lennon and Corporal Hughes
LT Lennon and Corporal Hughes
SGTS Norenberg and Loss
SGTS Norenberg and Loss
LT Garownski
LT Garownski
Saarburg
Saarburg
Stone, Rogers and Crist
Stone, Rogers and Crist
Roland at the lovely chateau with an elevator and garden.  This was in Hayange.
Roland at the lovely chateau with an elevator and ...
Dave Burnham (Miss)
Dave Burnham (Miss)
Courtyard and stables
Courtyard and stables
House, terrace and chapel
House, terrace and chapel
L-R: Captain Don Leavy, LT Starmas, LT Garownski, LT Greene and LT Rogers
L-R: Captain Don Leavy, LT Starmas, LT Garownski, ...
Corporal Stone
Corporal Stone
Scheld and unknown
Scheld and unknown
Front to Back: 1st SGT, Supply SGT, Company Clerk.  Works in orderly room, armorer.  VanDyke (mailman), officers orderly and jack of all trades (even gets the guys up in the morning)
Front to Back: 1st SGT, Supply SGT, Company Clerk....
Olin Simpson
Olin Simpson
JK Seymour
JK Seymour
Olin Simpson
Olin Simpson
JK Seymour
JK Seymour
Jack Benny
Jack Benny
Jack Benny Show
Jack Benny Show
Martha Tilton
Martha Tilton
The Jack Benny Show
The Jack Benny Show
The Jack Benny Show
The Jack Benny Show
T/4 Jake Pressley
T/4 Jake Pressley
A Power Plant
A Power Plant
Chaplain Whitsett
Chaplain Whitsett
John K. White
John K. White
McAlfin
McAlfin
CPL Harry Neurenberg - Squad Leader
CPL Harry Neurenberg - Squad Leader
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Siegfried Line
Rhine River
Rhine River
Rhine River
Rhine River
Rhine River
Rhine River
Friend or Foe?
Friend or Foe?
General Walker
General Walker
Captain Barrett and unknowns
Captain Barrett and unknowns
Second row from the top, in the middle is Roland Lizotte
Second row from the top, in the middle is Roland L...
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte 3rd Army XX Corp, HQ
Roland Lizotte 3rd Army XX Corp, HQ
 Roland Lizotte and friend
Roland Lizotte and friend
Roland and Solange Lizotte
Roland and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte in the middle
Roland Lizotte in the middle
Roland Lizotte top right
Roland Lizotte top right
Roland Lizotte on the left.  This photo is showing them burying left over food.  There was not enough to feed people in the region so they had to bury it..
Roland Lizotte on the left. This photo is showing...
Roland Lizotte in the middle
Roland Lizotte in the middle
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte - Medals added as gag for his wedding
Roland Lizotte - Medals added as gag for his weddi...
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemps
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemp...
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemps
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemp...
 Lieutenant Badger on his way to Roland's wedding
Lieutenant Badger on his way to Roland's wedding
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemps, note her name on the truck
Roland Lizotte on his way to marry Solange Bontemp...
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant Badger
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant ...
LT Badger
LT Badger
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant Badger
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant ...
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant Badger
Roland Lizotte, Solange Bontemps, with Lieutenant ...
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte and her sister Jeanne in Nancy, France
Roland Lizotte and Solange Lizotte and her sister ...
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte
Roland Lizotte and others at ROTC
Roland Lizotte and others at ROTC
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section<br />Provided by Kearney Family
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section
Provided by Kear...
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section<br />Provided by Kearney Family
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section
Provided by Kear...
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section<br />Provided by Kearney Family
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section
Provided by Kear...
Peifer and PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section<br />Provided by Kearney Family
Peifer and PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section
Provi...
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section<br />Provided by Kearney Family
PFC Joe Kearney, G-3 Section
Provided by Kear...
PFC Joe Kearney (left), SGT Schulz (right)<br />At Tutzing, summer 45<br />Photo by Sgt Schulz
PFC Joe Kearney (left), SGT Schulz (right)
At...
Captain William Cook James - G3
Captain William Cook James - G3

XX Corps - Documents


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General Orders 1
Through DEC 1944
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General Orders 2
Through DEC 1944
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General Orders 3
Through DEC 1944
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General Orders 4
Through DEC 1944
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General Orders 5
Through AUG 1945
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General Orders 6
Through AUG 1945
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General Orders 7
Through AUG 1945
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Corps Artillery
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Operational Report 1
OCT 1944
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Operational Report 2
NOV 1944
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Operational Report 3
DEC 1944
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Operational Report 4
JAN 1945
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Operational Report 5
FEB 1945
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Operational Report 6
MAR 1945
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Operational Report 7
APRIL 1945
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Operational Report 8
MAY 1945
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Operational Report 9
JUNE 1945
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Operational Report 10
JULY 1945
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Operational Report 11
AUG 1945
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Operational Report 12
SEPT 1945
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Brief History 1
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Brief History 2
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Reduction of Fortress Metz
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IDPF: Colonel Griffith, Welborn



Generals Eisenhower, Bradley, Patton and Walker at Ohrdruf

XX Corps Tour Booklet

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